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Understanding the different types of walking aids

When it comes to finding walking aids that are just right for you, such as rollators and tri-walkers, it can be confusing sometimes. When you first start looking, you’ll probably be surprised by just how many different types of walking aids there are available.

That’s why we wanted to help you understand the different types of walking aids and to highlight some of the more “high end” or “designer” rollators available today. Once you have gotten your head around these different models we think you may find it far easier to choose the one you need instead of having to settle for something hospital or institutional looking and these rollators are manufactured to the highest standards to give miles of trouble-free service.

Topro Rollz Motion Rollator

One of the more unique and interesting variations would be the Rollz Motion Rollator. Easy to push and light to steer, this rollator is extremely manoeuvrable. It also has foam covered push handles with height adjustability for extra comfort and, for those longer journeys, it even converts into a wheelchair. This means that you can use the Rollz Motion Rollator in almost any situation.

We think it’s especially useful for holidays or any of your future travelling plans. Combine your Rollator and transit-style wheelchair into one item to either pack or store in your room or Cruise ship cabin, with the bonus of being easy to fold and transport in a car, bus or taxi. Available in a range of stunning new colours.

Flexel Mobilex Gepard

A lot of rollators can be rather heavy to lift with their metal frames they also feel cumbersome and hard to push. However, the Mobilex Gepard is designed to make movement far easier. The frame is made from carbon fibre and aluminium, making it incredibly lightweight and stable. Numerically numbered height adjustable push handles make it easy to adjust with a recommended user height of between 150cm to 200cm or (4ft 9” to 6ft 4”). This rollator comes standard with a padded backrest and detachable shopping bag.

In fact, it weighs a staggeringly low 5.3kgs, with a maximum user weight of 150kgs or 23stone. Making the Mobilex Gepard superbly lightweight, extremely strong and perfect for trips to the shops.

Electric Mobility TAiMA XC Rollator

Do you enjoy walking through the woods? Or perhaps you like long walks with the dogs. No matter where you want to go to, the TAiMA XC Rollator will be able to handle it. Designed to be able to cover almost any terrain, this walking aid is the “all-terrain vehicle” of the rollator world.

On top of this, the TAiMA XC Rollator also comes with comfortable seat and backrest, reflectors to aid visibility when crossing the road, a holder for your walking stick, shopping bag and built-in steering dampers. So, if you’re looking for a rollator designed for the outdoor life this might be the one for you.

Able 2 Let’s Go Out Rollator

Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to the Let’s Go Out Rollator. The lightweight frame and easily foldable design mean that you can have this walking aid with you wherever you need it. The soft handles also help to make using the Let’s Go Out Rollator a pleasure, rather than a chore.

The large wheels on the Let’s Go Out Rollator allow you to easily and comfortably make your way over objects and dropped kerbs without worry, built in rubber suspension system reduces strain on your joints, as well.  The rollator comes with elegant and modern styling with a leather look seat which is soft and waterproof. There is a choice of 2 colours available; either Beige/Silver or Black/Silver.

Topro Rollz Flex Rollator

Are you a lover of practicality and design being mixed beautifully? If so, then the Rollz Flex Rollator might be the perfect walking aid for you. The Rolls Flex is built with ergonomic design at the forefront of the manufacturer’s mind. If you require a rollator to double up as a shopping trolley too then the Rollz Flex with its 25-litre shopping bag is the ideal choice for that trip to the supermarket or local shops.

The reversible, height adjustable handlebar allows the Rollz Flex to function as a rollator or shopping trolley with a seat and locking brakes. You also get to choose either a purple or denim colour for the shopping bag. The simple folding mechanism allows the Rollz Flex to be packed away neatly for storage or to fit in the boot of a car for those shopping centre trips and days out.

Topro Odysse Premium Rollator

Topro really should be proud of themselves when it comes to the Odysse Premium Rollator. This walking aid gives you amazing levels of foldability and comfort, whilst also offering the ultimate levels of safety and high build quality. Perfect for travelling the 2-way fold and a transport bag as standard make the Topro Odysse the ideal companion for travelling by planes, trains and automobiles!

Other features include a detachable shopping bag with a shoulder strap and handgrips designed not only for comfort & grip but also to help the user when getting up from the built-in seat and backrest. There are also high-quality bearings in the wheels, and forks along with soft rubber tires, which makes pushing and steering the Odysse easier on those rougher surfaces and pathways.

TAiMA S-GT and M-GT Rollator

Do you live in an area with bumpy walkways or lots of small obstacles? If so, then the TAiMA S-GT or M-GT Rollator could be just what you have been looking for. With steering dampers built into the frame, as well as a tipping aid, this is the perfect rollator for overcoming any of the small obstacles and bumps in your way.

There is also a backrest, walking stick holder and a shopping basket that can hold up to 5kg. The tyres are made from polyurethane, meaning that the TAiMA S-GT and M-GT Rollator gives a smooth ride. The S-GT is perfect if you need a smaller frame, whilst the M-GT is built using a standard frame.

Uniscan Triumph Walker

The Uniscan Triumph Walker is a unique and special tri-wheel walker. With a really lightweight frame (coming in at just 6.5kg), it is really easy to manoeuvre. On top of this, it has a built-in padded seat and backrest that can fold away when not needed.

The handles also come with 4 different height settings, meaning that you’ll be able to adjust the Uniscan Triumph Walker to suit your needs. Therefore, if you’re not sure which type of walking aid or rollator you need, then the Uniscan Triumph Walker could be a good place to start! British Built and still a family run company, Uniscan started to manufacture walking frames in 1983 with over 35 years of quality and experience the Uniscan Triumph Walker is still one of the only 3 wheel or 3-legged tri walkers available today.

We Can Help

There are, of course, a huge range of walking aids and rollators, but the ones above are top of the range with the highest quality. If you are still not sure which rollator or walking aid would be right for you, we would be more than happy to help. So feel free to give us a call on 01733 342242 or get in touch via our contact form today.

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